ACSP News, Events, and Updates

August 11, 2016

ACSP research director, Rebecca Cole, will serve as the next Director of the Las Cruces Research Station and Wilson Botanical Garden in Costa Rica starting in October, 2016. She will continue to work with ACSP in Peru and with a new focus on education, research and conservation in Costa Rica. See the press release here.

April 10, 2016

ACSP Science is being carried out by students at Central Wyoming University. Students from Central Wyoming College on the Interdisciplinary Climate Change Expedition (ICCE) researched various hydrological aspects of the glacier and high mountain environment including human occupations of the area during the last twelve thousand years. Their lab? The Dinwoody Glacier near Gannett Peak in Wyoming's Wind River Range.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=M7O_Op_c4jg&app=desktop

Jan 26, 2016

Voltaic: Measuring Black Carbon and its impacts on glacial melt

Jan 21, 2016

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Article in the Boulder Weekly: Melting Cordillera Blanca

Melting Cordillera Blanca: A team of Colorado climbers researches the effect of black carbon on tropical glaciers

http://www.boulderweekly.com/boulderganic/untitled-10/

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Oct 20, 2015

NOLS- Patagonia teams with ACSP

The American Climber Science Program is teaming up with the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS: www.nols.edu) to conduct measurements of black carbon and dust on glaciers in the Patagonian Andes.  NOLS-Patagonia offers courses in mountain regions throughout the Patagonian Andes normally ranging from Rio Futaleufú to Punta Arenas, Latitude 43º to 55º and will include measurements of light absorbing particles in collaboration with ACSP as part of their courses.  NOLS-Patagonia is very supportive of ACSP research efforts on this topic and is very interested in how glaciers “down south” are being affected by black carbon.  This research opportunity was initiated through the aid of collaborating scientist Jacki Klancher from Central Wyoming College and data collected will be highly useful to the PISAC Initiative (www.mce2.org/activities/pisac).

Oct 20, 2015

Measurements and Impacts of Black Carbon on Tropical Glaciers

http://video.ucar.edu/mms/mmm/2015/c_schmitt.mp4

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Oct 19, 2015

Vidoes on how to collect Black Carbon samples for ACSP mountain research

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June 11, 2015

Peru's Melting Glaciers: Studying Black Carbon in the Cordillera Blanca

A new video by Steve Byrne Photography

https://vimeo.com/130216848

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April 30, 2015

Peru- Mountains on the brink

Dr. Carl Schmitt will give a talk at Neptune Mountaineering in Boulder, Colorado

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February 12, 2015

 New publication on glacier research in Peru: Measurements of light-absorbing particles on the glaciers in the Cordillera Blanca, Peru

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January 23, 2015


 An interview with Exec. Director John All about science, climbing, and the recent climbing season in Nepal: ClimbSkiBoulder Magazine

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November 11, 2014

Director Dr. John All was quoted in this month's National Geographic: Sorrow on the Mountain

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November 3, 2015

Here is another paper that the ACSP team has published recently. While Africa doesn't have the highest mountains, the dangers are no less real: Disentangling environmental variables from land managment decisions in changing semi-arid savanahs of Southern Africa

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June 5, 2014

New article from the Molina Center for Energy and the Environment about our research efforts in Peru: MCE2

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May 29, 2014

NPR interview: Doing Science in the wild